Everyone please check out this very useful Vistelar post from Dave Young wherein he explains the exceptionally useful 10/5/2 Rule of Threat Assessment. You can click above to get to the article, and the link is also listed at the bottom of this post.
I’ve recently been sharing this Rule with nursing staff. Home Care nursing staff find this particularly powerful, as it – along with well developed situational awareness and having an ever-ready exit strategy – is one of their main tools of increasing their safety when doing their risky jobs in the homes of those they serve.
We encourage everyone to start thinking in terms of merging the 10/5/2 Rule with their Cooper Color Code, and their daily yellow awareness.